The Great Pumpkin Carve 2024

Join us for a three day 'Chadds Ford tradition' where over 70 giant pumpkins are carved & lit by local artists on Thursday night and will be lit and displayed on Friday & Saturday. All three nights enjoy a Haunted Trail, raffle prizes and live music from "Kenny Thompson & Friends".  Food, local craft beer and wine are available for purchase.



Thursday, October 17, 4pm to 9pm

Friday, October 18, 4pm to 9pm
Saturday, October 19, 3pm to 9pm


Ticket Prices:

$15 for adults 18 and older

$5 for children ages 7 to 17
Free for children 6 and under / CFHS Members


Parking is FREE: Follw signs General Parking to the Meadow next to the Chadds Ford Historical Society.  Police are at Creek Road / Route 1 traffic light and the entrance and exit to the parking lot for traffic flow.


*We are accepting CASH & CREDIT CARDS for Admissions & T-Shirt Sales, as are the Food & Alcohol Vendors.


*Tickets are purchased on the days of the event, as you arrive at the Admissions tent.

*There are NO pre-purchase ticket sales


Chadds Ford Historical Society
1736 Creek Road, Chadds Ford, PA 19317

(610) 388-7376


Furry Friends:
We do love the furry family members, but we ask that you leave your dogs at home during your visit to the Great Pumpkin Carve.  With the footing, crowds and night-time setting, we want to keep them safe, so we are not allowing dogs at the event.


*This is an outdoor event where the Pumpkin Patch area is in a grassy meadow where there can be divets and unlevel ground.  The Haunted Trail is in the tree grove area where there is uneven ground and roots.  We ask that you wear comfortable footwear and dress for outdoor weather.  Unfortunately, the area of the property where the event will take place is hard for wheelchairs and power scooters to manuever on stones and in a field.  We apologize for this and hope our visitors understand, since this is an ongoing concern we have with our outdoor events.


*HAY RIDES: Due to wet conditions in the meadow area at this time of year, we made the decision to no longer have Hay Rides at the Pumpkin Carve.  The soft ground makes it difficult for the tractors to maneuver - we apologize to any hay ride lovers that look forward to them every year at the event.  Thank you for your understanding.